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Re: “Masters of Photography Lecture Series: Richard Avedon

RESCHEDULED! New Date: December 19

Posted by The Image Flow on 12/04/2019 at 2:30 PM

Re: “M is for Movement Book Launch

Note there has been a time change for this event: It is now at 5:30pm!

Posted by Innosanto Nagara on 12/01/2019 at 8:51 AM

Re: “Cosplay Comedy

Awesome show with tons of video games

Posted by Kethia Chheng on 11/25/2019 at 3:57 PM

Re: “Jingle Bell Run

Register online at www.jbr.org/sanfrancisco

Posted by Grace Scheer on 11/21/2019 at 9:53 AM

Re: “Steve Hurst

I've been affiliated with Bridge since 2009. I chose to exhibit my time-telling art here because the gallery is huge with plenty of space to exhibit my art and Sean Papillion's paintings.

Step outside the gallery and walk around the grounds or take a break in the garden at one of the picnic tables. In its 10th year as an artists' and makers' hub, Bridge has finally come into its own.
Steve Hurst

Posted by steve hurst on 10/23/2019 at 9:45 PM

Re: “TDPS presents "Who Shot La Miguelito?"

This performance, although presented with earnest energy, was a sprawling and incoherent mess when I saw it last night. I often had trouble hearing what the actors were saying. They often ran back and forth on stage, for no apparent reason, speaking from different areas where the audience was seated. This only made members of the audience who were next to them uncomfortable.

The performers were oftentimes doing different things from different places, making it hard to follow what was going on.

This wasn't a traditional play but more of a didactic presentation using ethnic stereotypes of people who have lived in the Mission district of San Francisco for generations who are now being forced out by gentrification, what the playwrite calls "the white out." An attempt was made, an earnest attempt, to present all of this from a histortical perspective. This was done vibrantly but with little lucidity.

A far more coherent and effective work about gentrification was the great "Chavez Ravine" written by Culture Clash and produced in the same theater a few years ago.

Posted by Mike Palmer on 10/19/2019 at 12:13 PM

Re: “Radical Brown Activists

Also, just to clarify this is a talk/lecture held in the Community Meeting Room at Tarea Hall Pittman South branch @ Russell Streel & MLK, the content of which is based on their walking tour (but folks will be sitting down, not on a walking tour).

Posted by AReeder on 10/16/2019 at 9:08 AM

Re: “Radical Brown Activists

Thanks for getting the word out about this wonderful and engaging event but there is an error:

Please note that all Berkeley Public Library events are FREE and open to the public.

Would you update the description please?

Many thanks!

Aimee Reeder, Communications Analyst, Berkeley Public Library

Posted by AReeder on 10/16/2019 at 8:18 AM

Re: “Trevor Dunn

3 Kill 4 No Motive 2 Night
(The shows in LA and PA include Motoko Honda prepared piano as opener and potentially conspirator after the the fact with the headliners)

Posted by Mark Weiss on 10/11/2019 at 8:48 AM

Re: “Lana Del Rey: The Norman F-cking Rockwell Tour

You could tell by the early evening traffic as we were winding up through the Berkeley streets passing fraternity and sorority houses that something was going on. As we crept closer to the WRH Greek Theater, the excitement started to boil to hurry up to get in to see Lana Del Rey. I quickly dropped off my carload curbside and continued to crawl along in my car to find parking for the sold out concert.
Once in line it moved quickly as the worry that the show would start without us. Inside we viewed a huge scene of people & navigated to our GA grass seating.
Lana did wait to start her show for all the last to get in!
She began her show by just showing up on stage. The highly mixed Bay Area crowd went wild-without ever even saying a word. If she moved the fans cheered.
Her first song Norman Fu*^ing Rockwell was a Mello opening song for the excitement that had built up but you hear a true artists gentle soul and start to feel it as you settle in on a beautiful Sunday evening in T-shirt type weather.
Going through her misc songs lists she then announced that she had a very special guest that was going to come out and join her, the crowd cheered as she introduced Joan Baez and for most of the early 20 something crowd it was like shoulders up, who? Joan joked about it as she said Hello children and then herself being cool because her Grand daughter saw her in better eyes because she was performing with LDR!
Little did 90% of the crowd know that they were witnessing a living legend folk artist perform a Dylan tunes and one of her own. I must admit that Joan sounded and looked great.
Another surprise guest was Adam Cohen singing a duet with Lana of his fathers song Chelsea Hotel #2.
Songs that stuck out to me were Born to Die, Video Games, her heart felt Summertime Sadness & my favorite Doin Time from Sublime. Not too many artists could take that song & make it sound so good.
My only complaint was the aging or sophomore sound system that could surely use some fine tuning to accentuate Lanas amazing range in her voice and give her outstanding band the fine pitch sound it deserved.
Also her 20 set song sets seemed too short. It seemed like the concert just started...then the concert was over. Maybe I just wanted more.
I left knowing that I just witnessed another future living legend from a song writer that leaves you thinking and you are still singing the songs because they were still playing in your head long after the concert was over.
Scott Burns,
Dublin CA

Posted by Scott B on 10/08/2019 at 5:18 AM

Re: “Bright Star

Went to this musical not knowing the plot. Being written by a comedian I expected something funny. However that was not the case. During this play they act out a premeditated murder of a BABY. The character plans and carries out his plan to murder a infant child after duping the teen mothers family to get it from them. I was horrified at what I saw. The main plot is a teenage pregnancy. And one of the songs proudly states "I like hard liquor it hits me quicker". This is not a family appropriate musical. I've been to A LOT of musicals over my life. From professional performer all the way down to middle school children. This was the FIRST I have ever gotten up and walked out of before the end. Not due to poor acting but the content material in the script was so horrible. Just stay away.

Posted by T.Smith on 10/07/2019 at 12:01 PM

Re: “Redwood Grove Summer Concerts: Chris Smither

I apologize, but the time and date for this event is incorrect. This event has already passed and, again, I apologize for any inconvenience.

Posted by Joanne Gong on 09/27/2019 at 2:14 PM

Re: “White Noise

Disappointing...too soft and out of touch. This play about racism was made very palatable for the majority white audience at the Berk Rep. Saw the first show on Thursday night and walked out not too long after another group of Black people walked out in disgust. Puts out a false narrative of what police brutality actually does to black men as if its just a minor hiccup in life. Horrible slavery references making it seem that slavery might not have been that bad. Why is it okay to water down the horrible things that were done to black people during slavey??? If youre having trouble grasping my point then just imagine if one were to water down what Hitler did to Jews and how he burned them alive by the millions. It would be like a play referencing the Holocaust and having the actor turn their furnace up to 80 degrees leaving the audience with the reference that maybe it wasnt soooo bad.
Suzan L.P. had Ralphs character on point when she illustrated how the normal white guy who was in a long term relationship with a black woman still had prejudice and racism deeply rooted inside of him that often came to the surface. Disproving the common assumption that one cant possibly be racist if they have a Black spouse or Black friends. But then Suzan lost it again when she allows that character to openly use the term Negro Magical Moment around his Black friend.
Suzan also followed the typical Hollywood unwritten rules that date back to when Black men in movies werent allowed to be affectionate on screen with white women. The Black character never even kisses his long term White girlfriend while the White character not only kisses his Black girlfriend but also has sex with her while also kissing and having sex with his Black friends companion.
Hope that didnt go over yall heads...just saying.

Posted by Ron C on 09/27/2019 at 6:54 AM

Re: “The Ripplers at the Lafayette Art & Wine Festival

Always a great show. The Premium Wine Stage is a great spot & the Ripplers wont disappoint. Awesome festival here in our backyard!

Posted by Greg Guzaitis on 09/11/2019 at 7:22 AM

Re: “Married and Formerly Married Gay/Bi Men's Support Group

I have had the same problem xperiances

Posted by Eastbay Frustrated on 09/08/2019 at 8:02 AM

Re: “Apples and Hops Festival

The Festival concludes with a show by Dustbowl Revival in the stunning Redwood Grove Amphitheater from 5-7PM.

Posted by markuswass on 09/03/2019 at 5:19 PM

Re: “Vietnam: Celebrating Cultural Food Traditions with Chef Tu David Phu

Please note! This is being held at Bauman College (1007 University Ave in Berkeley) NOT at the OACC in Oakland. Please do join us!!
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/4042675667…
Website: https://slowfoodeastbay.wixsite.com/cultur…
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vietnam-slow-…

Posted by Slow Food East Bay on 08/27/2019 at 5:11 PM

Re: “Not Just Jazz

Fab environment. Great music! Good restaurant, The Nobilis, just next door.
A great way to enjoy a Sunday afternoon.

Exit 7A,Stenmark Drive, going East on 580. Drive about miles and follow road signs carefully to The Craig & MacGregor Band/Nobilis Restaurant/Pt..San Pablo Harbor. It's an adventure!

Posted by Louella Santobello on 08/20/2019 at 12:01 PM

Re: “Kal Spelletich: Significance Machines and Purposeful Robots

Engaging, thought provoking sculptures and installation. Can technology be poetic, spiritual even? Fascinating to see technology as the art medium (rather than the usual wood, metal, paint, pencils, etc.) really enjoyed going with a friend because we could make things move and make noise together and that was super fun.
Well worth a visit to St.Marys College!

Posted by Mary Muszynski on 08/14/2019 at 8:26 AM

Re: “Aynur Girgin Westen

What a nice review! Thank you very much for visiting Manna Gallery and writing a review about my show.

Posted by Aynur Girgin Westen on 08/08/2019 at 11:41 AM

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